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Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-less Liquid Propane Turkey Fryer review

The Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-less Liquid Propane Turkey Fryer offers a healthier alternative for cooking delicious turkey meals.

Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-less Liquid Propane Turkey Fryer review
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Our Verdict

If you favor turkey or roast dishes without the extra oil, the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-less Liquid Propane Turkey Fryer is a great choice. Designed in a modern, cylindrical style, this is easy to use, and more importantly, easy to clean.

For

  • Healthier way of cooking
  • Removable drip tray
  • Versatile

Against

  • Difficult to assemble
  • Expensive

The Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-less Liquid Propane Turkey Fryer is powered by a TRU-Infrared heat that retains a perfect temperature to thoroughly cook and crisp turkey and other meats. This technology uses very little oil, making it a much healthier option of cooking - and you also won’t have to worry about as many dangerous oil splatters either. 

The Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-less Liquid Propane Turkey Fryer also comes with a cooking basket and lifter, lid, and meat thermometer to ensure your turkey is cooked to perfection. 

For a full round of up of the models we’ve reviewed head to the best turkey fryers.  

Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-less Liquid Propane Turkey Fryer: What you need to know 

The Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-less Liquid Propane Turkey Fryer utilizes Char-Broil’s TRU Infrared technology and works by eliminating hot and cold spots in the cylindrical cooking chamber. 

Equipped with 16,000 BTU propane burners, these generate infrared heat that circles the cooker to ensure juicy and crisp results each time. In addition, there is no hot oil to burn, splash or spill making it hassle-free to clean and maintain. 

The convenient cooking basket with lifter and meat thermometer means you can safely remove your turkey and monitor precise temperatures. It also comes with a handy front-access grease tray for easy cleaning.  

Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-less Liquid Propane Turkey Fryer: Features

The stand-out feature here is the Char-Broil Big Easy’s clever oil-less TRU-Infrared heating function. Not only does it offer a healthier way of cooking, but you’ll no longer have the added hassle of disposing of oil. What’s more, cooking with oil can be fairly dangerous if it splashes on you. 

There is some tricky assembling involved which can be challenging for some users. However, once you’re all set up the fryer is simple to use. At just a turn of the knob, the rotary ignition provides a quick fire-up to cook all your favorite meat dishes. 

Although it looks small from the outset, the Char-Broil Turkey Fryer’s capacity is large enough to easily cook a 16lbs turkey in just over two hours.  We were impressed by the texture and flavor of a range of meats including roasts, ribs, pork chops, and others. Unlike traditional fryers, a simple oil coating with a dry seasoning rub results in crisp yet moist and succulent foods. The convenient meat thermometer and front access grease tray make for quick cleaning.  

Another good thing about this fryer is it uses very little propane, so you can cook large quantities on just one propane tank, which is more economical. With its compact design, it is quick to clean with a simple wipe down and it’s easy to carry and store.

It is quite expensive compared to other fryers, and its compact size may not be suitable for large families. However, the oil-less function and advanced features makes it a worthwhile investment. 

If you have a larger household and would prefer something with a bigger capacity, check out the Bayou Classic 4225 42Qt Turkey Fryer review.

Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-less Liquid Propane Turkey Fryer review

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Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-less Liquid Propane Turkey Fryer: User reviews 

The majority of users were pleased with the cooking results from the Char-Broil Oil-less Turkey Fryer, mentioning how ‘super juicy’ and delicious their turkey and roasts were. A few users mentioned they used the fryer for their Thanksgiving meals and their turkeys came out moist and perfectly cooked.

Others liked the fact that it was a healthier method of cooking, minus the excess oil and the hassle of cleaning.

Some found the unit difficult to assemble, especially when aligning the screws. And a few felt the drip pan was too small. 

Should you buy the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-less Liquid Propane Turkey Fryer?  

If you’re after a compact turkey fryer that offers a quick and more healthy cooking method, the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-less Liquid Propane Turkey Fryer is ideal. It efficiently cooks turkeys to perfection, minus the oil and calories. It has a substantial capacity up to 16lbs, but if you’re cooking large quantities or have a big family this may not be suitable.